Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons (Hardcover)
New York Times bestselling author James Lovegrove's continues the story of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, as five years later, another monstrous creature stalks across Dartmoor...
1894. The monstrous Hound of the Baskervilles has been dead for five years, along with its no less monstrous owner, the naturalist Jack Stapleton. Sir Henry Baskerville is living contentedly at Baskerville Hall with his new wife Audrey and their three-year-old son Harry.
Until, that is, Audrey's lifeless body is found on the moors, drained of blood. It would appear some fiendish creature is once more at large on Dartmoor and has, like its predecessor, targeted the unfortunate Baskerville family.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are summoned to Sir Henry's aid, and our heroes must face a marauding beast that is the very stuff of nightmares. It seems that Stapleton may not have perished in the Great Grimpen Mire after all, as Holmes believed, and is hell-bent on revenge...
About the Author
James Lovegrove is the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. He was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1998 and for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2004, and also reviews fiction for the Financial Times. He is the author of Firefly: Big Damn Hero with Nancy Holder and Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, and several Sherlock Holmes novels for Titan Books. He lives in south-east England.
"This artful inversion of the structure of Conan Doyle’s novel will please Sherlockians"
"The latest pastiche by the author of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust is a clever follow-up to The Hound of the Baskervilles. The language, characters, and pacing is accurate enough to satisfy even hard-core Holmes fans." -Library Journal
"James Lovegrove has a nice grasp of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writing style, and it is easy for readers to fall into this tale and become consumed by it." - BookReporter
“A wonderful addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon, extrapolating cleverly from the original oeuvre to present something fresh and absorbing for the modern reader” - Criminal Element
“Packed with familiar faces and places but with a fresh twist, this is a novel perfectly suited to classic Holmes fans” - The Crime Review
“Lovegrove has crafted a true page-turner... The novel reads as a classic Sherlock Holmes tale yet has a subtle modern flare to it” - Fangirl Nation
“Lovegrove has a great voice for Sherlock Holmes” - Girl Who Reads
“Entertaining and foreboding” - Reviewing the Evidence
“Mystery excellence that should be on everybody's reading list” - RisingShadow